We are to love all people. We are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are to love our neighbors. We are even to love our enemies. But are we to forget that part of that is to oppose evil?
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It seems in an effort to support love one Ohio State University (OSU) staff member pushed into the area of absurdity. As some expressed their gratitude for campus police shooting and thus stopping the terrorist’s murderous attempts, her reaction borders on the bazaar.
Using the Black Lives Matter hashtag, an Ohio State University employee wrote a Facebook post urging compassion for the man who attacked and injured 11 students earlier this week, one critically.
Since then, a petition to fire Stephanie Clemons Thompson, the OSU assistant director of residence life, has gained more than 1,250 signatures.
The controversy began earlier this week, when Thompson posted on her personal Facebook: “Abdul Razak Ali Artan was a BUCKEYE, a member of our family. If you think it is okay to celebrate his death and/or share a photo of his dead body and I see it in my timeline I will unfriend you. I pray you find compassion for his life, as troubled as it clearly was. Think of the pain he must have been in to feel that his actions were the only solution. We must come together in this time of tragedy.”
Now, this is a political line, whether it was intended as such or not. Thompson is pushing the line that the terrorist was just another troubled youth that could not take the pressure, loneliness, bullying, or whatever else had driven other troubled teens to resort to mass murder.
But, in reality, this is far from the real reason.
As I reported, Abdul Razak Ali Artan was a terrorist that vowed that Muslims would not sleep until America left Islamic countries alone. He had pledged allegiance to ISIS and was acting upon that allegiance.
This woman is either ignorant of the situation of which she is too close to not to be informed, or she is trying to fool others into believing that this was not another Muslim/American fighting to destroy the country that welcomed him.
She is a disgrace and should pay for this foolish act with her job.